Moses, the leader of the people, has died, denied entrance into the Promised Land, and his successor, Joshua, has lead the people in his place. Joshua brings all the people together and tells them, "This is the time, church. You got to choose whether to fish or cut bait. Who will you serve?"
Seems awfully intolerant of Joshua. Today, the people at the Chapel of St. Starbuck, when discussing their understanding of their relationship with God, often reach for the compromise "It's all basically the same". If it really was all basically the same, why couldn't we reach a compromise in which all the names of all the gods are just alternate names for the God of Scripture? Then everybody could be happy.
Or, is there something radically different about the God of Scripture? Join the congregations of Community Presbyterian and the Chapel of St. Starbuck as we decide whether to fish or cut bait in this week's sermon, "The Great Buckeye" by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.